A common yardbird bird throughout
higher elevation portions of much of Central and South America,
on Aruba the Rufous-collared Sparrow is largely confined to
the Arikok hills though
on the neighboring island of Curacao they occur virtually everywhere.
If well seen they are a rather striking bird displaying a rufous
collar edged with black below the throat, a white breast, and
a gray head with bold black crown, eye, and whisker stripes.
Sadly the eggs and young of this species are likely targets
for the introduced and growing population of nonnative boa constrictors
on the island.